Scenography at Designers’ Saturday

A Sky Full of Music Boxes, 2012

horgenglarus, Switzerland

Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.

horgenglarus launch the new wooden chair ‘icon’ at Designers’ Saturday 2012. For the setting, individual chair parts are removed from of their functional roles and lyrically repurposed as musical instruments or new food containers. 50 subtly lit chair seats, which have been decorated with chiming mechanisms, are suspended from the wooden ceiling to create the focal point. If the visitor pulls a cord, the instruments combine to create the sound of a great music box. At the centre of the forest of sound the icon chair turns on a pedestal.

Photos: Zeljko Gataric

Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.
Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.
Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.
Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.
Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.
Horgenglarus lauschend the chair icon designed by Stephan Hürlemann at Designers' Saturday 2012.